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2019-20 School Year

Dear Venture Academy Parents and Guardians:

Welcome Back! I hope that you all had a wonderful, relaxing summer, and are ready for an exciting school year! This year promises to be another productive year full of engaging, meaningful, and rigorous work in our classrooms and out in the community. 


Our skilled and devoted staff are already planning and preparing for the upcoming year, and are committed to ensuring that every student  maximizes their potential to live, work and participate in their community to the best of their ability. At Venture Academy, we believe each student is a unique individual who needs a secure, stimulating environment in which they can grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. Based on these beliefs, our focus is on facilitating  independence in the areas of employment, education, and independent living, as well as preparing students to make informed decisions regarding present and future plans. 

Community-based instruction as well as job site experience will remain integral components of Venture Academy. The adult transition teachers will continue to work with known job sites and will look for additional job sites that will further develop our students experiences and skills.  We look forward to building upon our proven foundation of good work, honored traditions, and continued excellence in education


The first day of school is Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Students should arrive each day at 7:30am and will be dismissed at 1:30pm  every day but Wednesday. Wednesday is an early release day and students will be dismissed at 1:00pm. If your student is taking district transportation, you will be contacted by transportation with the individual pick up time. 

If you are able, please plan on attending the Meet and Greet Family Night on Thursday, August 22nd at 5:15pm. It will be held in the student kitchen/cafe at Venture Academy, located at 710 E. Golden Avenue. Please park in the parking lot closest to Valencia Avenue; Venture is located in the back of that parking lot. Come meet your student’s teacher and hear about the teachers plans are for the school year.  

We look forward to another wonderful year together!



Kelli McFedries

Principal, George Key & Coordinator, Venture Academy